BOSTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Officials said one person was found dead and 6 were injured after a fire broke out at two homes in Brighton Thursday morning.
The blaze started at one home on Murdock Street and jumped to an adjacent home. Investigators say the male victim was found in the basement of one of the buildings during a secondary search. They believe the victim was helping others get out of the building prior to his death.The owner of the building next door said one of the residents was trapped on the third floor and had to be rescued.
Two residents and four firefighters were transported from the scene with unknown injuries. Twenty-eight people were affected by the fire, including a 20-day-old baby, a 7-year-old child, and a 5-year-old child.
Damage to 105 Murdock St. is estimated to be about $700,000. The damage to 107 Murdock St. is estimated at about $150,000.
More than 20 people lived in the building where the fire started. Investigators say the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit on the first floor in the kitchen.
The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, the American Red Cross, and staff from the Boston Fire Department Victims Assistance were all on scene helping the displaced.
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